Ever since I started running, which itself was a few months ago, I found it liberating and empowering. Then I saw this post on an upcoming 10 k in Bangalore from a fellow weight loss blogger. I first thought – oh no! Not me. I don’t run. I mean, I'm fat. And overweight. I don’t run. Am I even allowed to run? I had a horrific imagination of a overweight, and therefore ugly woman run. And everyone looking at her laughs, “How can she think of running?” I realized I was yet again building a barrier in my mind. It had to be shackled. So, I made tiny little steps and did a full 5k on thetreadmill at my gym on Sunday. I cruised through. I maintained the same speed for about 45 minutes. Good, no?
Yesterday, I googled, “Running events in Bangalore” and found this: RUNNERS FOR LIFE. I signed up. Yes. I am going to give a shot at it. Yes, I am wary of injury. Yes, it is a huge leap from my naturally introverted nature. But, why not give it a try? For the sake of the endorphins I am pumped up with after the run, atleast.